Creative Catalyst Fund 2021
Category: Grants Deadline: 04/16/2021 Website: https://newarkarts.org/creative-catalyst-fund/
The Creative Catalyst Fund supports the local community of artists and cultural organizations, which provides immense social and economic value to the City of Newark by revitalizing neighborhoods, inspiring students, and generally improving the quality of life for city residents. The Fund is administered by the City’s Division Arts and Cultural Affairs and provides grants to individual artists and small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations with an arts or culture-focused mission.
The deadline to apply is Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:59pm. Awards will be announced in June. Grant funds will be administered by Newark Arts. Applicants must choose between the two grant streams listed below, based on eligibility. Applicants may only apply to a single grant stream. Please review the Guidelines thoroughly before beginning an application.
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT
● Eligibility: Newark-based non-profit arts and cultural organizations with annual operating budgets up to $2 million (more details beginning on page 2)
● Grant Range: $2,500 - $25,000
Grants to support general operating costs of small and mid-sized non-profit arts and cultural organizations. Awarded funds may be used to cover any operating costs, including but not limited to staff salaries and benefits, rent, program-specific expenses, or costs incurred as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Grants over $5,000 must be matched by funds raised from other sources.
● Eligibility: Newark-based individual artists or artist collectives working in any artistic discipline (more details beginning on page 4)
● Grant Range: $1,000 - $10,000
Grants to support individual artists who have shown exceptional creative ability and commitment to social impact through their work. Awarded funds may be used to cover any expenses related to the artist’s practice, including but not limited to workspace rent, supplies or equipment, or costs incurred as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. There is no matching requirement.
A virtual information session will be held on March 30, 2021.
Image: Newark is for Artists mural by The Nork Project, photo by Chrystofer Davis.
Contact: fayemi shakur
Title: Arts and Cultural Affairs Director